Monthly Archives: May 2009

The New George Muller’s?

My wife and I have a heart for orphans.  We are in the process of trying to adopt some children from Ethiopia.  In this process, we have come across a number of various people engaged in ministry much like George … Continue reading

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A Prayer

Lord, I pray not for tranquility, nor that my tribulations may cease; I pray for your spirit and your love, that you grant me strength and grace to overcome adversity; through Jesus Christ. Amen. -A Prayer by Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498)

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C.F.W. Walther on Law and Gospel

“The…difference between the Law and the Gospel relates to the persons to whom either doctrine is to be preached.  The persons on whom either doctrine is to operate, and the end for which it is to operate, are utterly different.  The Law is to … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry on Terrorism and National Security

“The National Security Strategy defines terrorism as ‘premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against innocents.’  This is truly a distinct kind of violence, but to imply by the word ‘terrorism’ that this sort of terror is the work exclusively of ‘terrorists’ … Continue reading

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Do I know how to pray?

A Prayer Poem give me a little of this,  give me a little of that,  and pass some of the other to him  and maybe something from there to her.   Oh, yeh, and  in Christ’s name I pray, Amen. … Continue reading

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John Calvin’s Worship Planning

The newest issue of Reformed Worship has a great article by Larry Sibley entitled Ten Worship Planning ideas from John Calvin.  His first two points are worth revisiting, as most churches since the reformation have not taken seriously these foundational … Continue reading

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Movie Review of 7 Pounds

This weekend, I watched Seven Pounds on the recommendation of my neighbor.  What an interesting film.  It has stirred up a number of thoughts and responses in me over the past few days which I would like to share.  There appear … Continue reading

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Christianity and Psychology

If you follow this link, you will find a wonderful excerpt from Bonhoeffer’s Life Together which details the differences between psychology and Christianity.  This is a short (1-page) document well worth the read, especially in a culture enamored with counseling but bereft … Continue reading

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Quote from Nagel

“Scientism and reductionism are responsible for much of the self-deception of our time.” -Thomas Nagel, Philosopher at New York University

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Articulating the Hiddenness of God

I realized in my last post as I reflected on Dr. Rae's lecture that many of you may not be familiar with the specific problem addressed. For those unfamiliar with the "Problem of the Hiddenness of God" here is a … Continue reading

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